Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 8:00pm
American teens are adept at conducting scientific experiments, but only if they don't stray beyond the basics, according to assessment results released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 5:32pm
Ninth grade science at the Academy for Career and College Education began the usual way last fall. Victoria Matthew's students learned the difference between biotic and abiotic characteristics, then progressed to the basics of scientific method. By Thanksgiving, they were ready for climate change.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 5:38pm
It may not have been as required in the economy 40 years ago, but now, it is skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) which can make a school leaver or graduate an enticing prospect to employers — even more important when faced with a stagnant economy.